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TITHABLES OF PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, 1767. 371 



TITHABLES OF PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, 1767- 

(Contributed by Mrs. N. E. Clement, Chatham, Va.) 
(Continued from p 80) 



Elijah Farris _ L 

Richard Keezee & John Keezee.- 2 130 

Joseph Bags & negro Silfox 2 350 

Tully Choice & negro Sarah 2 1570 



William Hall _ 

Robt. Large..._ _ 

John King, Malachi King, negro Phillis.. 

William King. — 

Benjamine Lawless 

John Sargent 

Moses Swinney 

JohnSwinney — 

Josiah Maples _ 

Reuben Payne 



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A List of Tithables for Pittsylvania County taken by John 

Wilson, (3) Gent., in year 1767. 

acres 

John Stone & son John -. 2 85 

(3.) John Wilson was appointed a Justice of Peace for Pittsylvania 
in 1767. In 1779 took the oath of Vestryman of Camden Parish. In 
1775 was appointed Major of the Militia of the County, and when Col. 

John Donelson resigned his Commission as County Lieutenant in 1777, 
ohn Wilson was appointed in his stead. Gen. ' 'Light Horse Harry Lee" 
says in his memoirs that "General Stevens conducted his Militia to 
Pittsylvania Court House for the purpose of laying up their arms and 
hearing that General Green and his Army were likely to be crippled 
before he crossed the Dan, Stevens, instead of going home, returned to 
camp, taking with him some of the Militia of Pittsylvania, collected by the 
exertion of the County Lieutenant, determined to share the fate of Green 
and his Army." 



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VIRGINIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 



George Lumpkin, son Robert & son George, 

John Lewis, negroes Jack & Betty.__ 

Absolom Bostick, negro Pato ..._ 

Nathan Bostick..._ 

Thomas Garner, negroes Harry, Lillis, Cate & 

Peg—- 

William Shelton ., 

John MacMillion...- 

William Munkers 

Richard Andin 

Daniel Sallahan 

John Yates & son John, negroes Bob. & Cate. 

Charles Little 

Barsheba Beverly (Mulato) 

Moses Ridle (Indian) 

William Ridle _ 

John Wynne 

Robt Worsham _ 

John Ferrol. 

David Lay 

Robert Macconoway— 

John Simmons... 

Zachariah Scags 

Henry Stone and Son William, Mason Combs, 

negro Sarah 

Henry Greens Land 

John Owen & Sons William & John, negro 

Sam 

George Holms Gwin, negroes Lill, Lucy, 

Fillis & Gwin. 

Dexrous Musick 

William Nelson 

James Sartain 

Peter Grimsted 

John Owen( Cain Cr) 

Small Wood Owen 

Timothy Stamps, John Stamps & Thomas 

Stamps 



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TITHABLBS OP PITTSVYLANIA COUNTY, 1767. 373 

Benjarnine Thrasher & negro Luck 2 

Wm. W. Hodges 1 240 

Goram Brown 1 

William Wotson 

William Rice. 

Isiah Watkins & Edward Lester (Miller)- 2 250 

Peter Perkins and James, son, negroes Lownon 

& Hannah 4 650 

John Wilson, negroes, viz: Roger, Will, Charles, 

Isaac, Betty, Lin & Doll 8 2009 

Isaac Sartain... 1 

Richard Adams.- 1 

Valentine Hatcher & negroes Matt, Beck and 

Charles _... 4 120 

David Stephins 1 

A list of Tithes taken by Theop'l Lacy (4) 10th of June 1767. 
John Madding, John Madding, Jr. & William 

Ingram — 3 316 

Peter Terry- 1 

Thomas Woters, negro Lucy. — 2 200 

JohnHalL , 1 

Robt. Worters & Wm. Worters. 2 400 

Richard Colyer._ __ 1 

Christopher Sneed 1 

Thorn. Cole. 1 

James Connor. „ ^ 1 

Wm. Lynch „ 

Bob. Terrys List of Tithes himself and son Jo» 

Terry. 2 300 

Robt Terry's List. 
Rob. Terry, negroes Sammy, Jack, Harry, 

Gregory, Abram, Jenney, Abby & Phillis. 11 300 

(4.) Theophilus Lacy, one of the Justices appointed for Pittsylvania 
1767. Also appointed Vestryman for Camden Parish in 1767. When 
the town of Peytonsburg was established in 1769, while Pittsylvania 
was still a part of Halifax County, Theophilus Lacy was one of the 
trustees appointed for the town. Peytonsburg was one of the 9 Posts 
established in 1781 in Virginia, for collecting supplies for the use of the 
Southern Continental Army. Sheriff of Pittsylvania in 1773. 



374 VIRGINIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 

Daniel Coleman (Cumberland) 1 300 

The Rev d Alexander Gordon's (5) List, Thorn 

Riddle, overseer, Davis & Harry. 3 

Capt John Quarles List, Jopph Ferguson, 

overseer, negr crozier Eljah King 3 

Capt. Jo' Terry's List, Jo* Terry Jun, negroes 

Savoey, Abraham, Cupid, Betsey & Sarah 

Thos. Straton „_ 

David Terry's List, negroes Cate, Matthew, 

Dourkkin & Sal of Champ Terry 

John Fitzgerald 

Thos. Dodson's List, negroes Peter, Adam, 

Joseph, Dinah, Sail, Winny, Lucy, & Nora 

John Creel 

Lazarus Dodson. 

John Piggs (6) List, negroes Harry, Bob., Sam, 

Sary, Beck 

Griff Dickenson, Jun'r. 

Rich. Murphy & Bob. Scott. 

Geo. Dodson 

James Thompson & Jno. Terry. 

Jas. Roberts (7) Jim & negro Isbell 

Ambrose Haley & Ben. Haley _ 

(5.) The Rev. Alexander Gordon, in 1769, was engaged by the Vestry 
of Pittsylvania to fill its appointment, for 16,000 lb. Tobacco, which he 
did, till the Rev. James Stephenson was engaged in 1770. From Hening 
8, Page 610, we find the Rev. Alexander Gordon, rector of Antrim Parish, 
Halifax County, petitioning for the same salary that other ministers 
receive. 

(6.) John Pigg was member of the first Vestry appointed for Pittsyl- 
vania. In the Parish Levy for 1771, we find "To John Pigg for boarding 
Rev. Lewis Gwilham for one year, 3200 lbs. Tobacco." 1768 John Pigg 
was appointed Captain of Militia of Pittsylvania County. He was the 
son of Paul Pigg. 

(7.) James Roberts, jun'r, was one of the first Commissioners of 
Peace for Pittsylvania County. He was also one of the trustees for Pey- 
tonsburg town, when established in 1759. It was "Jas. Roberts, the 
younger," who laid off 100 acres of land, adjouning the Court-house, 
into streets and lots for the town. In 1769, James Roberts gives 50 
more acres for the establishment of another town, "where the Court- 
house of the said County now stands" "to be known by the name of 
Chatham. (Pittsylvania was now a separate County, but Patrick & 
Henry were yet within the boundaries, & the Court house was then in 
the Western part of the County, at what is now called the little village 
of Callands). 



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TITHABLES OF PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, 1767. 375 

Richard Persons for his son John. 

James Panley 

Tho'Fee 

Isaac Jones. — 

Masses Poor. 

Tho'Townsend 

Joseph Austin 

Jacob Chaney, Jas. Chaney & Ezekiel Chaney.. 

Wm. Astin & John Astin 

Wm. Compton._ 

Andrew Pokson 

Thorn. Hill ._ 

John Pedler.-. __ 

Wm. Davin & Son Ja' Davin 

John Bulard. 

Nich Baker. 

Theop. Lacey's List Mark, Hardin Overseer, 

negroes Dove, Abraham, Rachell and Bess... 6 1100 

List of Tithables taken by Thomas Dilliard,(8) Jr.,injunel767. 

Joshua Ahston, Edm d Turner, negro Lucy. 3 250 

John Ahston 300 

John Bolinger. 1 

Thomas Boulding Land 

Benjamin Clement, (9) James Clement(negroes) 

Yourk, Robert & Tamor. 5 529 

Benjamin Clement Jr..._ 1 

(8.) Thomas Dilliard, jun, was one of the first Commissioners of 
Peace for Pittsylvania in 1767. Also one of the first Vestrymen for Cam- 
den Parish. Also appointed Lieut-Col. of Pittsylvania Militia in 1767. 
In 1776 he commanded a company of Minute Men from Pittsylvania, 
which marched to Gwinn's Island and assisted in driving off Lord Dun- 
more (from David Irby's Declaration). In 1778 he commanded a Com- 
pany of Pittsylvania Men on the Illinois Expedition. Marched to 
Boonesboro, Ky. (Pittsylvania Pensions). 

(9.) Benjamine Clement was one of the earliest settlers of Pittsyl- 
vania County. In 1741 he patents land on both sides of Sycamore Creek, 
on South side of Staunton River. Here he built his home. At Court 
held for Fairfax County September 1752, Benjamine Clement is recom- 
mended for one of the Justices of the Peace. At Court held for Fairfax 
County Aug. 1756, Benj. Clement is appointed Captain of the Rangers. 
His will is probated in Pittsylvania C. H. in" 1780. 



376 



VIRGINIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 



Isaac Clement (10) 1 

Benjamin Cadle. 1 

Adam Clement 

William Collins & negro Dick 2 

John Chisom (Chisom) 1 

James Chisom 1 

Wm. Check, Joseph Luck, overseer (negroes) 

Peter & Jane - 3 

Francis Caloway 

Thomas Dilliard Sn __ 3 

Thomas Dillard, Sn, negro Will & Sarah.. _ 3 

Thomas Dillard Jr., Wm. Gregory, negroes 

Hinory & Race 4 

James Doss & John Dicker.- 2 

Richard Deakens.. 1 

Zacheriah Doss & John Doss 2 

Jacob Farris 

Jonadab George 

Edward Hubbard.- 

John Harness.- 

Thomas Henderson _ 

Edmond Hodges 

Jonathan Jones 

James Jones 

Edmond King (negro) Juday. 2 

Francis Luck (negro) Isom r 2 

James Lyle 

Benjamine Lankford (11) (negro) Moll _ 2 



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420 

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(10.) Isaac Clement & Adam Clement were executors for their father, 
Benjamin Clement's estate. Adam Clement lived in Campbell County 
and was one of the original Trustees of the Town of Lynchburg when 
established 17S6 (Howe's Virginia). Isaac Clement commanded a Com- 
pany of Pittsylvania Militia under General Stephens in the Southern 
Campaign, first under Gates and then General Green. Also member of 
Committee of Safety for Pittsylvania in 1775. 

(11.) Benjamine Lankford was the first Sheriff of Pitts County. 
Also a member of her first Commission of Peace. He was chosen a mem- 
ber of the Co. Committee of Safety of 1775. Also Captain of the Militia 
when County was put in state of defense in 1775. Member of House of 
Burgess for 1774 & 1775, and of the Conventions of March & December 
1775 & 1776. Was clerk of the Vestry for Camden Parish for many 
years. 



TITHABLES OF PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, 1767. 377 

Richard Morton. 800 

Wm. Owen, Thomas Owen 2 

John Smith (12) (negroes) Dick, Daniel, Jack, 

Cyrus, Breachey, Vail, Chloe, Kate, Lucy, 

Edy, Delsey 12 700 

(12.) John Smith owned a plantation in Pittsylvania which he called 
' 'the Pockett, ' ' for it lies in a rounding bend of Staunton River. He died 
in 1776 and was buried on his plantation, and I have an old trunk filled 
with his letters & business papers, from which I have learned that in 
1749-50 he was serving as Sub-Sheriff of Albemarle under Col. Peter 
Jefferson. Among his papers are many fat rolls of Sheriff tickets, 
signed by Col. Jefferson, in 1760 we find him the Surveyor of Goochland 
County. In 1750 he purchased the Pockett Plantation from Col. Peter 
Jefferson, and his Account Books show that he kept an overseer and 
several negroes there & raised tobacco, they also show that he moved up 
to his Pockett Plantation in October 1762. "Oct. 1762. Riding chear 

bought of Capt. Thom. Starke £16. to John Hammond £5. 

By going to Goochland after my cattle, 1 1 Days gone . ' ' The memorandum 
Booke shows that he built a new Dwelling in 1765. "To Stephen Woods 
for building Dwelling House £45.00. To Stephen Lownes for building two 
chimneys to New House £6.10. Also for building chimney to old house 
£2.0.0. " John Smith raised much tobacco which he rolled & waggoned to 
Rocky Ridge, Chesterfield, where Mr. Alexander Stewart, a merchant 
seemed to look after the tobacco. Many letters from Mr. Stewart reveal 
much concerning the customs of the times. There were tailors and dress- 
makers at Rocky Ridge, & Mr. Stewart looked after these matters for 
John Smith. In May '66, Stewart writes, "your clothes I have at last 
got out of the Taylor's Shop, have sent them by this opportunity. They 
are packed up in a light cask where I hope they will not get wet. 
As to any news of the Stamp Act we have not received any certain ac- 
count of its being repealed, but by the last accounts from home it was the 
opinion of everybody there that it would be repealed in a few days after 
the last ship came away, have sent you the last Newspaper wherein 
you'll find the acco't brought by her. Accompanying this letter was 
the men'd of articles sent back by the wagons in which we find 

1 pr. Wm. Kid Gloves... £0.1.9 

1 pr. Wm. Thread Stockings 0.2.4 

4 yds White Sattin Ribbon 2.6 

1 pr. Men Shoes 3.2 

1 pr. Men's brown thread Hose 3.2 

2 Ivory Combes 1.10 

4 yds. Irish Linnen ., 4.4 

6 yds. Holland 14.3 

and etc. In Sept. '66, he writes that he should have sent the Gown and 
Stays but Mrs. Young had not done them. Letters received from Dr. 
James Hopkins, of Albemaile, reveal the fact that John Smith's health 
is very poor, and in 1769 he goes to "the Warm Springs" in Augusta. 
Dr. Hopkins recommends "the Sovereign Remedy of Riding" for a Con- 
sumption, showing in that early day fresh air was recognized as a great 
healer of bad lungs. However he died in 1776, & his will is probated in 
Pitts. C. H. He left following children: Ralph Smith, Sam'l Smith, 
John Smith, Bowker Smith, Elizabeth, wife of Sam'l Calland, and Anna 
B, wife of William Calloway. 



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VIRGINIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 



John Owen 1 600 

John Pemberton, Constable _ 260 

Byrd Prewet 1 360 

Jessy Pattey & Chas. Pattey 2 

Phileman Payne 1 100 

Benjamin Potter 1 200 

John Short 1 400 

To. Micajah Terrell, George Hearden, overseer 
(negroes) Toby, Daniel, Leason, Sarah, 

Diner 6 

George Thomas 216 

John Vaughn. 390 

Mathew Vance 1 

George Wilcox 1 340 

Geo. Wilcox Jr. negro Philis 2 

Col. Richard Whitton for Land 5716 

Thomas Robertson 1 200 

George Evans (negro) Cate..._ 2 

John Ward (13) for John Lynch 585 

Christopher Gorman & Son Wm 2 

Richard Farthing 1 

George Parsons 1 100 

Joseph Parsons 1 100 

Jesse Ahston (negro) Casar & Nann 3 

A List of Tithables taken by Robert Chandler for 1767. 

Elisha Walling (14) & negro Jake in all 2 

Francis Kinton 1 

John Blevins (son of Daniel) 1 

Benj. Hubbard 1 

(13.) John Ward married the 2nd time Mrs. Sarah Lynch, widow of 
Major Charles Lynch, of whom John Lynch was the son. Thus Major 
John Ward was step-father of John Lynch. 

(14.) Elisha Walling (Walden). In 1767 Elisha Walden was elected 
Captain of a Company of Militia for Pittsylvania County. Major John 
Redd in his "Reminiscences" (see Va. Mag. of Hist. Vol. 7, 249) that 
Walden lived in Pittsylvania County on Smith's River, and that he had 
been a long hunter for many years. "Walden always returned home 
with his horses heavily ladened with skins and furs." 



TITHABLES OF PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, 1767. 379 

Richard White. 1 

Thomas Hubbard 1 

James Sams 1 

Geo. Daniel 1 

William Rice __ 1 570 

William Sams _ 2 

James Wilson and Moses his son 2 70 

Merry Webb, Jr _.._ 1 

Henry Bates, Isaac Bates, Henry Bates, Jr., 

Mathew Steed & negro Samson 5 

Jas. Blevins, Jr 1 

John Ray 1 40 

Abnon Harber 1 296 

John Boiling. 1 100 

John Bowman 1 

John Blevins, Sr.__ 1 

Geo. Rowland, negros Samson, Winey, Hannah 

Mimsey, Luck 6 

John McGuffey. 1 

Win. Dugger 1 

Jas. Guinn 1 

Shockley F. Simmons 1 

Martin Webb 1 

Chas. Burns.- 1 

Alex. Burns _ I 

Thomas Baby. 1 

Pyerce Guinn 1 

Sam'l Hall _ 1 162 

Arch. Boling 1 

Sam '1 Bums 1 

Merry Webb Sen., Bartley O'Neal, negroes 

Robert, Brinter, Judy, Jeanx, Jas. Webb 

the son of Merry. 7 150 

Dillion Blevins 1 

Benj . Bullington 1 

Jno. Acof£._ 1 

Thomas Wilson 1 70 



380 VIRGINIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 

A List of Tithes taken by John Wimbish, (29) Gent., for the 
year 1767. 

Robert Adams (15).— 1 100 

Mrs Sarah Piggs (16) Tithes, Richard Pigg, 

Phillis, Jim, Lucas, Dorcas & Peter. 6 500 

James Pigg. 1 200 

Henry McDanieL 1 700 

Jeremiah Worsham 1 

Joseph Gorman. 1 

ThomasHardy 200 

Jonathan Jenings 1 

Thomas Hardy, Jr., & Jno. Bailey. 2 200 

Richard Thurman. 1 250 

Nathaniel Christian 1 200 

Adam Clement 200 

(15.) Robert Adams was the son of Robert and Mourning Adams of 
Louisa County. He married Penelope Lynch, daughter of Major Charles 
Lynch and his wife Sarah Clark, daughter of Col. Christopher Clark of 
Louisa County. His home was on Staunton River in Northern part of 
Pittsylvania County. In 1776, Robert Adams served as Lieutenant in 
expedition to guard the Lead Mines on New River. In 1787, he com- 
manded a company of Militia, under Col. Chas. Lynch, his brother-in- 
Law. (From Pension Papers of John West.) 

(16.) Mrs Sarah Pigg was the widow of Paul Pigg who came to Pitt- 
sylvania from Amelia County in 1756. His will is the first to be re- 
corded in Pittsylvania County, bearing date 1766. 

(To be continued)